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Do funerals and firearms mix?

The Swedish church is investigating whether a priest who bought guns belonging to recently departed parishoners was acting properly.

Local paper Sundsvalls Tidning reports that the priest has for many years had a side line in buying and selling guns.

He has now confirmed that he has bought guns several times from the estates of the deceased.

The cathedral chapter in charge of regulating priests is concerned that this business may be in conflict with a priest's role as a spiritual counsellor - but it is very unlikely that they will defrock him, reports the paper.

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